Category: My Thoughts

Sharing of my thoughts or ideas

Aug 19 2013

Candy’s first letter to Prince on the Hill

The way Albert revealed himself as Prince on the Hill was very different in Candy Candy Final Story (CCFS). Personally, I like the one in the manga version much more. If I have time in the near future, I will explain my preference by comparing them. This time, I will only focus on the one …

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Aug 12 2013

Candy’s memory of Prince on the Hill

Recently, I have some interesting discussions with one of my readers pertaining to my earlier post http://mspuddleshaven.com/2013/07/18/age-difference-between-candy-and-albert/ Her insights have inspired me to write this. We agreed that Albert had changed both his look and body build during his adolescence. For example, here is a link that contains photos from various life stages of Prince William …

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Jul 18 2013

Age difference between Candy and Albert

In Candy Candy Final Story (CCFS), in one of Albert’s letters to Candy, he recalled his runaway incident, also his first encounter with little Candy on Pony’s Hill. He mentioned that being seventeen, he still had had no freedom. Not only that, many things had been done in his name without his knowledge, etc. So …

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Jul 16 2013

This love of mine I’ll keep ocean deep

Recently, I have heard an old song from the radio called “Ocean Deep” by Cliff Richard. It was one of the tracks from his album “Silver” released in 1983. I have not paid much attention to its lyrics before this; surprisingly the words have touched my heart, reminding me of Albert in Candy Candy, especially after …

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Jul 14 2013

Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster (1912)

No, this is not about Daddy-longlegs (Opiliones) or Daddy-longlegs spiders (Pholcidae), but “Daddy Long Legs” is a charming love story published by Jean Webster in 1912! The following contains spoilers, so if you haven’t read the book yet, please feel free to skip this. It’s well known that the author of Candy Candy, Kyoko Mizuki, had been inspired …

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Jul 05 2013

The same anguish

When I first read the manga, I thought fox hunting must be a social event organized by the Ardlay’s family which happened regularly (say yearly) because even the young characters (Archie, Stear, and Anthony) appeared quite familiar about what to expect. After all, fox hunting was a sport that originated in the United Kingdom in the …

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Jul 02 2013

Marvelous feeling of security

In Candy Candy Final Story (CCFS), Candy recalled the time when Albert had been amnesiac. She had been fired by the hospital because they had been living together. She didn’t regret that at all, and she said (from spoilers), “Albert … I didn’t even know his full name at that time. Albert was just Albert. …

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Jun 30 2013

Sharing half of a sandwich

In the manga, the scene where Albert bought only one sandwich and offered to share half of it with Candy is one of the most touching scenes to me. This scene is also in the anime adaptation and Candy Candy Final Story (CCFS). I have mentioned in my previous post that when Albert recovered his memory …

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Jun 27 2013

“If you love somebody, let them go…”

“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were.” ― Kahlil Gibran For those of you who have read my short story, “It must have been love”, you might have remembered this was my theme. In the last two volumes of the manga, …

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Jun 14 2013

All I Ask Of You

I have always liked the song “All I Ask Of You” from Phantom Of The Opera. The lyrics are very beautiful and romantic, and every time I listen to the song, I just melt. That was why I paraphrased the words for my fan fiction “The Diary”, when Albert declared his love to Candy. (Raoul) No …

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